(Original post by fizzfizz)
in devon i had the best ice creams ever. a sandcastle which was ice cream covered with lemon sherbert. and a bomb which was a couple of scoops of ice cream, with whippy ice cream around it, with a fizzy lace on it too. yummmm.
In Ireland, corner shops sell 99's, and they;re so delicious, because the ice cream is all nice and creamy. Ice cream men over here sell a horrible version of ice cream, you can tell by the colour and thinness. I'd probably opt for a lemon ice.
Ah, the whole "99 cone" debate - apparently there's a big argument as to where it started, but generally, the two biggest and best sourced arguments are that the idea started in Portobello here in Scotland, and that the particular ice cream was first sold here at 99 High Street. Hence the 99 ice cream. The second one is that it was inspired by the Italian first world war heroes (the "boys of 99", apparently).
Regardless, it had no bearing on the price. Sadly, they can charge whatever they want. The bwastwads.
Anyway, after asking the ice cream man if he had any maxibons and being told no, I have a bunch of money left, so I'm going to get an ice cream sandwich (complete with nougat wafer)